I Hiked To Discover The Youngest Volcano In Iceland
After a year-long period of seismic unrest on the Reykjanes peninsula, the month of February 2020 saw an increase in that process with more than 40.000 earthquakes recorded.
The outcome of that tectonic event resulted in the apparition of a volcanic fissure in the mountains of Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes peninsula on the eve of the 19th of March 2021.
The eruption, judged nonthreatening at the moment to populations, is happening in a small valley from that massif, called Geldingadalur.
The eruption got to be named Geldingadalsgos (The eunuch Valley eruption).
Due to its size and location, the public is allowed to visit the site when weather permits.
I managed to access the location two days after it's started for a first visit and I hope many more to come.
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